Wow!!! We are halfway through February!!! Things have been fairly quiet on the home front. We did have one noisy day at the house last month. Mom had one of those companies install a new bathtub and wall covers. She was going to get the acrylic tub that fits over the top of the old tub, but it didn't work out that way. There was a lot of rust around the drain and there was concern that it would continue to rust away under the new tub cover. She ended up getting a totally new bathtub. The installer arrived around 9:30 that morning and was at the house until 7:00 that evening. He had to knock the old tiles off of the walls and knock out the old bathtub. It was quite the process but the new tub/walls look great and mom said they are a breeze to clean. That's good for her because every now and then one of us will pee in the tub (or worse!)
Our new additions, Tovah and Cinnamon, are doing well. They are growing, especially Cinnamon. She may end up being bigger than her mom (Tovah). They still spend the majority of their time in the back room of the house. There are large picture windows back there and they can watch the activity that goes on in the back yard. Mom said she might put a couple of bird feeders out so they have more cat t.v. to watch. Cinnamon is venturing into the other parts of the house more so than Tovah. Both are curious, and they watch mom and our uncle, but they still tend to run if either get too close. The first full day they were home with us, mom was able to put the girls in her lap. They pretty much stayed there and slept all day and well into the evening. That's the only time they have fully relaxed in mom's lap. They have been at the house for two months (or will be on February 16.)
Fiona is hanging in there. She is still eating, drinking water, and using the litter box. She spends most of the time sleeping on mom's bed. Even though she growls at some of us, we are glad she is still with us. Mom is too. We do wish that Cash (our huge tabby brother) would leave her alone. Fiona gets so upset with him if she is awake and he comes close to her. Of course, if she runs away he will run after her. She will get behind the stove and growl, hiss, and yell at Cash while he sits at the opening. Yet mom will find both of them sleeping on her bed. They don't get close to each other, but they are sharing the same space. Go figure.
The rest of us are doing well. We take turns snuggling in the recliner with mom. She'll have me on her chest, Sable on her lap to the left, Serendipity, Daisy, or Batman, will lay on her lap to the right. Ginger (who has never been a lap cat) has been laying by mom's feet on the end of the recliner. Basically we become a cat blanket for her.
That's about it for us. We are sending purrs and headboinks to those who need them or want them.